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World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders

On March 6, the World Economic Forum announced its Young Global Leader (YGL) honourees for 2012. I was among the two Malaysians who was named YGLs, the other being my friend, Nurul Izzah Anwar MP. The YGLs are chosen from among outstanding leaders below the age of 40 in the fields of business, civil society, arts … Continue reading

NEWS: Open council meetings

The news below follows from my February 2012 adjournment speech in the MPSP full council meeting. Source: The Star Tuesday March 6, 2012 A SEBERANG Prai municipal councillor has suggested that the public be allowed to sit in as observers during the council’s standing committee meetings and full council meetings. Councillor Steven Sim Chee Keong said the … Continue reading

PRESS: Democratisation as the way forward to achieve gender equality

* Chinese translation here. 080312 | Bukit Mertajam As we celebrate more than a hundred years of struggle to seek recognition of equal dignity and equal rights for women, symbolised by the annual observation of the International Women’s Day on Mac 8, I want to invite women and men in Malaysia to return to the drawing … Continue reading

PRESS: 民主化发展方向实现两性平等

English version here. 080312|大山脚 每年3月8日的国际妇女节,象征着妇女争取两性平等经已走过了百余年的历程,我想借着这个特别的日子呼吁全国上下的男性与女性回归本位,从基础层面重新诠释“两性平等”的意义。